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Commercial Space
Commercial Space

Bigelow's New Company Wants to Build a Space Station to Compete with China

The billionaire hotelier announced the formation of a new space company today, and why he thinks NASA and China are the biggest threats to LEO commercial space stations.
Daniel Oberhaus
2 days ago
NewSpace
NewSpace

Trump’s Plan to Privatize the ISS Exposes Rifts in Spaceflight Community

A proposal to cut federal support for the ISS in the 2020s amplifies the wider debate over the interplay between the public and private space spheres.
Becky Ferreira
2.14.18
Loose Change
Loose Change

Lost Coins Help Prop Up the Multibillion-Dollar Car Recycling Industry

The US Mint recently began accepting mutilated coins from scrap recyclers after a 2 year hiatus while it investigated an alleged massive Chinese coin fraud operation.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.1.18
Geosynchronous
Geosynchronous

The Dangerous Downside to DARPA’s New Repair Satellite

One country's orbital mechanic could be another’s saboteur.
David Axe
1.8.18
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

Tech Companies' Transparency Efforts May Be Inadvertently Causing More Censorship

When should American companies comply with government censorship requests?
Jillian York
12.8.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Ex-NSA Hackers Worry China And Russia Will Try to Arrest Them

The US government has been indicting foreign government hackers, and American government hackers are worried China and Russia might start doing the same to them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.1.17
All Fronts
All Fronts

Why Is the Air Force Using Stealth Fighters to Blow Up Crude Drug Labs?

"The reality is we are fighting two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the F-22 has not performed a single mission in either theater."
David Axe
11.30.17
bugs
bugs

OnePlus Phones Were Shipped With a Hidden Backdoor

A pre-installed factory app called Engineer Mode can root devices.
Louise Matsakis
11.14.17
Quiet Wars
Quiet Wars

China Is Testing Silent ‘Magnetic Drive’ Submarines to Evade the US Navy

The less noise a sub makes, the harder it is to detect on sonar.
David Axe
11.3.17
outer limits
outer limits

Hong Kong Has No Space Left for the Dead

"Where will the bodies go?"
Justin Heifetz​​
10.23.17
Mach 5
Mach 5

Beware Indestructible 'Hypersonic Missiles'

The US, Russia, and China are all separately developing these speedy munitions, which can fly faster than 3,000 miles per hour.
David Axe
10.5.17
quantum internet
quantum internet

China Is Another Step Closer to Building a Quantum Internet

China's quantum satellite just facilitated the first intercontinental video call secured using quantum encryption.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.29.17